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by ledo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Thanks Geffalrus. On the topic of a new game I had a few thoughts looking at some of the suggestions here. As far as country selection I think we should pre-make a list of countries not just based on size/remarkable/major status but also proximity. Every country should be able to be involved and at ...
by ledo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

[/quote] In short, you were not communicating with me as you should have been, for your own sake, not mine, which was exactly my point. Everything is overthought and overcomplicated. [/quote] Ok, now you're just being a schmuck. I've conceded the game. I've commended you guys on good play. I've admi...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Attacker-Defender Error?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Attacker-Defender Error?

I think I read somewhere you're always a defender if you control the territory. I don't know if that's true but I read a discussion about it iirc and have been playing on that basis.
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

-) Antigonids. Geffalrus is strong, but so what? Seleucids are strong too, for example. I thought Carthage&co was just writing propaganda, but it looks like they actually got high on their own supply. The diadochi mechanics trick is sad, but it basically means that he can be Glorious when other peo...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

But that being said our task was a pretty damn difficult one diplomacy wise. I didn't just need to make peace treaties or vague agreements of some support at some point. I was trying to convince four nations at once to abandon their own needs for consolidation and enemies on other fronts to do a co-...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

In fact, a funny moment was when I had to apologize to 13obo. Being ever the good guy, he started trying to make peace over Epirus on the forums, and I privately messaged him to apologize that I was pushing back on that and explain to him that I was purposefully not letting it go. I had a good laug...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

In fact, a funny moment was when I had to apologize to 13obo. Being ever the good guy, he started trying to make peace over Epirus on the forums, and I privately messaged him to apologize that I was pushing back on that and explain to him that I was purposefully not letting it go. I had a good laug...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Even with hindsight and the same players I suspect that nothing could be done to stop Antigonids and Macedonia if they chose to ally. The only starting nations that could make a difference are the other Diadochi. I think Rome and Carthage need 50 turns to be in a position to make a difference and t...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

In fact, a funny moment was when I had to apologize to 13obo. Being ever the good guy, he started trying to make peace over Epirus on the forums, and I privately messaged him to apologize that I was pushing back on that and explain to him that I was purposefully not letting it go.
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

I for one used the diplomacy system in some depth. Although I stood by the logic of all of my posts, I tended to pick fights on purpose to draw allies. The 'argument' with Macedonia was carefully orchestrated. In fact, I told Rome and Epirus to back off and not support me, with Epirus playing the no...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

I think the experienced difficulty makes it harder for people to different extents. I think that those players starting as countries that face formidable enemies are a lot more constricted by higher difficulties. I think Rome and Ptolemy, and probably the Avernii and Seleucids had their hands full. ...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Definitely Greece was helpful. But undeniably antigonids would be in a far less stable situation with either double aging or while constantly in a real war with multiple border nations. I mean it is their main drawback. Otherwise they're just a big nation with no obvious enemies and with a central p...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

I mean, to be fair, in this game we could have gathered all remaining ten players against Macedonia and Carthage and still possibly lost. The fact that we would allow such a situation to arise in the first place is a failing. And 60-70% of that power was already there the minute Macedonia and antigo...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

I think there is a good counter to that sort of behaviour but it requires an early and immediate response. Frankly a Macedonia antigonids alliance and the destruction of epirus immediately should have instantly spawned a grand alliance. It's just too powerful. The balance of powers is completely thr...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

We gave it a shot. Frankly we were a bit hard pressed by the timing. Rome having to fight the celticii and both my armies taking multiple turns to arrive. My second larger army had just made it to the coast when Rome's army was destroyed. Unfortunately we could not block off the peninsula from reinf...
by ledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Rome is done, and it seems like I made a tactical error, forgetting to switch the general on my fleet. It was going to be a tight battle but I liked my chances, now there's a very good chance it gets wiped next turn (depending on how equal movement at equal speed into each other works). I do think t...
by ledo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Indeed the situation for Rome is dire. Macedonia has landed 2 armies to go with Antigonids two armies. With the Roman army defeated the battle for Italy has been lost. The Carthaginians are retreating for now, a land battle not being favoured against superior forces.
by ledo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Nobody doubts that King of Macedon can come up with infinite exquisite taunts and undeniable arguments on why he and his allies should rule Italy and beyond. Unfortunately, our King is too busy between his private estate and Queen of Macedon, so he only has time to order the troops around. Romans a...
by ledo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

If you're wondering why the Carthaginians are so happy to give territory back to Rome, it's because they are plenty capable of generating lots of culture and legacy in their core territories. Once the Carthage boom gets going, they'll be more than competitive, regardless of what conquest may be hap...
by ledo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game
Replies: 319
Views: 9714

Re: Field of Diplomacy - Calling Players for an MP game

Still, roleplaying aside, I don't really see anything wrong with the argument. For whatever reason, the Antigonids have proven themselves to be aggressive expansionists. Every player here has to consider what happens ten or so turns from now when Rome and Carthage are defeated. Each player has to be...

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